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Chocolate Almond Butter Cups


Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

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These chocolate and almond butter cups are simply irresistible -- they're nutty, chocolatey, and just sweet enough. The addition of salt and vanilla really makes the chocolate flavor shine through, and the almond butter just brings them over the top. While they do take a bit of time to prepare, the results are totally worth it!
Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca
  • 1/4 cup cacao butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 cup almond butter, (smooth or crunchy depending on preference)
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa nibs


  • Create a double boiler by filling a large pot with water and placing a heatproof bowl over the pot. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the bottom of the pot, or else chocolate will burn!
  • Add all chocolate-making ingredients (raw cacao powder, maca, cacao butter, coconut oil, and raw honey or coconut syrup) into a bowl over a pot and stir as it melts.
  • Once melted, pour spoonfuls of chocolate mixture into 12 muffin liners or candy trays.
  • Chill in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate hardens a little (about 10 minutes) and set the remaining chocolate aside.
  • While the chocolate is chilling, mix together almond butter, salt, vanilla, arrowroot powder, and cocoa nibs until the mixture is smooth and sticky.
  • Roll the mixture into 12 small balls or patties. If too loose, add 1 more teaspoon of arrowroot powder at a time until you reach the right consistency.
  • Remove chocolate from fridge or freezer and place almond butter mixture patties over the chocolate while still in muffin liners or candy trays.
  • Pour the remaining chocolate into cups, covering the almond butter mixture.
  • Sprinkle with salt or cocoa nibs, then put back in fridge or freezer to finish chilling/setting. Keep way in the back of the fridge or freezer until ready to serve, or else you'll eat them all at once!

Bon appétit!